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Two great pro fields this weekend

Ironman 70.3 Shepparton Preview

This weekend’s Shepparton 70.3 has very strong men’s and women’s fields with some the women’s field in particular looking stronger than recent years.

Arguably the female

Shepparton Campbell’s Half Ironman Triathlon gets ready for action

The 13th year of the event is proving lucky for organisers with a record filed of 950, smashing the previous record of 681 competitors, and with the event boasting a strong contingent of pro’s vying for line honours.

Last year’s winners Jimmy Johnsen (Denmark) & Bek Keat will be back to defend their titles, and the organisers have also put up a cash bonus for beating Luke Bell’s and Bek Keats course records. In 2009 Rebekah Keat walked away with an extra $1,000 for breaking the female race record.

One athlete determined to give it a shake is Matty White

Rebekah Keat and Jimmy Johnsen back to defend their Shepparton Half Ironman Titles

This year will see the largest field compete in the Shepparton Half Ironman with 950 competitors entered. The organising committee has had to review and alter its infrastructure in order to accommodate for the larger field. Several big name pros are returning to compete for first place including last years winner, international triathlete Jimmy Johnsen (Denmark), Ironman legend Jason Shortis, last year’s female winner and race record holder Rebekah Keat, along with Kat Baker, Lisa Marangon and Jodie Scott.